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Introduction: Phthisis

Description of Phthisis

Phthisis (medical condition): Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacteria that usually causes disease in the lung. Many people become symptom-free carriers of the TB ...more

Phthisis: See also:

  »Introduction: Tuberculosis
  »Symptoms of Tuberculosis
  »Causes of Tuberculosis
  »Treatments for Tuberculosis

Phthisis: Any disease resulting in tissue wasting.

Phthisis: involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Phthisis: Related Topics

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Phthisis as a Disease

Phthisis: Another name for Tuberculosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Tuberculosis
  »Symptoms of Tuberculosis
  »Causes of Tuberculosis
  »Treatments for Tuberculosis

Phthisis: Related Diseases

Phthisis: Phthisis is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Phthisis

Some of the causes of Phthisis are included in the list below:

Symptoms of Phthisis (Tuberculosis)

Some of the symptoms of Phthisis incude:

Treatments for Phthisis (Tuberculosis)

Treatments for Phthisis (Tuberculosis) include:

  • Antibiotic combination therapy - using more than one antibiotic reduces the risk of resistance.
  • Isoniazid (INH)/rifampicin combination
  • Pyrazinamide
  • Ethambutol
  • Rifampicin

Treatment of Phthisis: For more treatment information about Phthisis, see treatment of Tuberculosis (Phthisis)

Phthisis: Article Excerpts about Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Tuberculosis (TB), a chronic bacterial infection, causes more deaths worldwide than any other infectious... (Source: excerpt from Tuberculosis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Tuberculosis: NWHIC (Excerpt)

TB, or tuberculosis, is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria... (Source: excerpt from Tuberculosis: NWHIC)

Phthisis: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Phthisis:

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Phthisis

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Hierarchical classifications of Phthisis

The following list attempts to classify Phthisis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

Source: WordNet 2.1

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